A third season of the highly unlikely, oddly lovable "Drunk History," in which drunks tell stories from American history, begins Tuesday on Comedy Central. Like a man slipping on a banana peel, its humorous mechanism is easily grasped once seen, but the effects are surprisingly complex and sophisticated.
"Big Blue Live" (PBS, Monday through Wednesday). A three-night television event, broadcast live from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Northern California. Due to certain oceanic conditions, a whole lot of lunch predictably will be swimming into the bay right then, with hungry whales,...
Jerrod Carmichael, a highly talented, laconically provocative, relatively young stand-up comic, has a sitcom debuting Wednesday on NBC, "The Carmichael Show." And he doesn't even have a Wikipedia page yet.
"Detectorists," a wonderful sitcom set in the south of England among a group of treasure hunters and the winner of the 2015 BAFTA award for scripted comedy, has crossed the Atlantic by way of the streaming subscription service Acorn TV.
Jonathan Ames, whose three-season HBO sitcom "Bored to Death" was one of the best things to cross a television screen in this century, has a new series, "Blunt Talk," premiering Saturday on Starz. And if it is not up to its predecessor's mark, it is nevertheless very much the work of the same singular...
I mean no disrespect — if anything, I mean respect — when I say that it is only the established star power of on-screen creators Fred Armisen and Bill Hader and off-camera co-creator Seth Meyers that could make a show like "Documentary Now!" a reality.
David Simon, who created the HBO series "The Wire" and "Treme," is back with a magnificent new miniseries, "Show Me a Hero," which premieres Sunday on HBO.
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